feel like family at bayfield village clippers
STORY AND PHOTOS BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER
Bayfield Village Clippers opened in the village on July 8. Kim Salsbury (left) Courtney Hedley and Robin Hedley (right) offer full salon services for man, woman and child.
Clients who step through the door into Bayfield Village Clippers at 16 Main St. North, beside The Gravy Boat, will immediately feel at home, maybe even part of the family – if sisters Kim Salsbury and Robin Hedley, along with her daughter, Courtney Hedley, have any say about it.
“Our business slogan is – our family taking care of your family,” said Robin.
The trio are the owners of this hair salon, barber shop and gift store that opened for business on July 8. Robin is a hair stylist with 39 years of experience while Courtney has been styling and barbering for 11 years. Kim has created a little niche for herself within the shop offering giftware, jewellery and more for sale. In these early days of the business, she shared that she is feeling inspired to perhaps take a hair stylist course or branch out into the area of manicures etc. but for now is content with getting the shop established.
It has been a whirlwind for the trio as they took possession of the keys on Canada Day and then began transforming the shop into a relaxed space with a beachy, cottage feel. The women all love to recycle, reuse and refurbish both furnishings and décor items and it shows in the eclectic shop design – from antique furniture to wood taken from a barn built in 1896 on a friend’s property, Cedar Rail Ranch.
Robin’s station is delightfully feminine while Courtney’s corner has a masculine inspired layout with a selection of vintage licence plates from her step-grandfather’s collection adorning the walls, a red tool-kit to hold styling products and a flat-screen tv on the wall to provide clients with sports updates it they so desire.
Deb Johnston stopped in for a haircut and style with Robin Hedley on the morning of July 10. Bayfield Village Clippers is open six days a week and walk-ins are welcome.
And coming soon will be a special hydraulic car that kids can “drive” while getting their hair cut!
“We filled the space with touches of all our grandparents from the licence plates, to clocks even a pipe,” said Kim of the décor. She also noted that getting the business ready for their July 6th open house was also a family affair, with their parents and spouses pitching in. They considered the open house a great success with about 150 people dropping by.
“We’d like to thank everyone who helped us open in a week,” said Kim.
She went on to say that the electrician, plumber and woodworker they had on the project were all local tradespeople.
Kim, Robin and Courtney are originally from Windsor but their whole family has been coming to Bayfield for many summers to visit the sisters’ parents who have a trailer in the community. The sisters recently decided to move closer to their parents, Kim resides in Clinton, Robin lives just outside of Bayfield while Courtney moved as well and now lives in the village.
Bayfield Village Clippers is a full-service woman’s salon offering cuts, perms, colors and waxing. They also offer services for men including, beard trims, facial shaves and a complimentary neck shave with each haircut.
“We want to keep our cuts affordable and offer women’s cuts for $26,” said Kim.
Bayfield Village Clippers is currently open Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They plan to be open year-round and walk-ins are encouraged. For appointments please call 519 565-2887 (CUTS). They can also be found on Facebook or Instagram at Bayfield Village Clippers.
Bayfield Trails adds Huron Hospice Tranquility Trail
The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) is happy to announce that it is adding the “Tranquility Trail”, located on the property behind the Huron Residential Hospice (HRH) on Hwy 8 across from the Woodland Golf Course, near Clinton, to its group of area nature trails.
The trail is approximately 1 KM long and BRVTA volunteers will be enhancing this new trail over the next few months to ensure that it is accessible to HRH residents, their family members and the general public looking for a bit of Zhen time.
The Tranquility Trail was originally constructed in the spring of 2018 by volunteers of the BRVTA, in partnership with the Maitland Trail Association.
The HRH is currently developing a program for a Memorial Forest – which will include some benches – along the trail to enhance the setting and provide an area to remember loved ones.
Visitors can park on the hospice parking lot, and follow the signs toward the back of the property.
Fallen Acorns BOOK LAUNCH generates donation for Hospice
Local author Holly Jeffers debuted her second novel at a special afternoon Book Launch at The Lake House of Bayfield, on July 10. A portion of the proceeds from the book were donated to the Huron Residential Hospice. (Photos by Gary Lloyd-Rees)
Holly Jeffers was delighted that her new novel, “Fallen Acorns”, was so well received at the Book Launch last Wednesday afternoon, July 10.
The Lake House of Bayfield was the venue for the event and their function room had been beautifully transformed to provide a literary atmosphere, thanks to Graham Wallace and his excellent staff. Everyone was able to enjoy a glass of wine, chat with friends and anticipate their summer reading!
But the main aim of the event was to raise money for a local asset - the Huron Residential Hospice (HRH). Attendees were encouraged to peruse a display of photographs and information in order to better appreciate the caring work that is done there.
It was with enormous pleasure, that Jeffers visited the HRH on Thursday afternoon, July 11, to present Co-chair of the HRH Board of Directors, Jay McFarlan a cheque for $300.
Jeffers extends a thank you to everyone who helped make it happen!
A glass of wine was offered with every $20 book purchase and the author of the book, entitled, "Fallen Acorns", was delighted to sign copies.
Celtic super-group to perform at the Bayfield Town Hall
One of Irish music’s new “super-groups”, RUNA will be performing at the Bayfield Town Hall on Aug. 5.(Submitted photo)
RUNA will be performing at the Bayfield Town Hall as part of the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival on Monday, Aug. 5.
Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups”, RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008.
Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and four Independent Music Awards including Best Live Album, Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song.
Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. The town hall doors will open at 7 p.m. with the concert starting at 7:30
p.m. There will be a cash bar.
Tickets can be purchased online at no additional cost at www.bayfieldtownhall.com
BBQ in support of saving church building happening next month
St. James', Middleton Church was deconsecrated on Jan. 20, 2019 but its story is not yet ended. The Huron County Historical Society is hoping to designate the church, established in 1872, as an Ontario historical site. There is also a grass-roots group looking to save the former church building from potential dismatling once sold by the Diocese of Huron
“The Huron Anglican Diocese has granted us a year, until June 2020, to achieve funding and a viable plan to repurpose St. James Middleton Church,” said Janice Middleton.
With that cause in mind a Summer BBQ and Silent Auction will be held at Bayfield Arena from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11.
“This Summer BBQ will kick off the first of a series of fundraisers aimed at reaching our goal of $100,000,” said Middleton. “The money is needed to maintain and care for the building while the friends of St. James’, Middleton attain designation for the building as a heritage site and a new community purpose for the building is established.”
On the menu for the BBQ, prepared by Chef Devin Tabor of Bon Vivant Catering in Clinton, will be BBQ beef, gourmet burgers and dogs, corn cobettes, salads,bread and assorted desserts.
Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Children 10 and under eat free. Tickets are available at Brandon Hardware in Bayfield, 519 565-2677; Bartliff’s Restaurant and Bakery in Clinton, 519 482-9727; and at Fincher's Books and Gifts in Goderich, 519 524-6901.
In addition to the silent auction, the winning ticket for an original oil painting by artist Nancy Harper will be raffled at the BBQ. The painting is currently on display at Fincher’s and tickets are available there as well. They are selling for $20 each or three for $40. (To see an image of the painting please visit the Bayfield Breeze Issue 522.)
For further information please contact Janice Middleton at 902 634-3371 or find the group on Facebook at Saint James' Middleton Anglican Church.
three days of celebrating Woodstock coming this august
The Bayfield Town Hall and the Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) are pleased to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock with three Woodstock-inspired events on Aug. 16-18.
On Aug. 16, an evening celebrating the music of Janis Joplin will be held at the Bayfield Town Hall performed by "Inspired by Janis" with Chuckee Zehr. (Submitted photo)
On Friday, Aug. 16, “Woodstock In Bayfield” kicks off at the Bayfield Town Hall with Janis Joplin-inspired music by the group “Inspired by Janis”. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. The doors will open at 7 p.m. while the concert will start at 7:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar. For tickets, call Patricia Baker, 519 955-1456 or Mark Edmunds, 519 521-2994.
On Saturday, Aug. 17, “Woodstock Experience” will perform songs by Joe Cocker, Santana, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, Richie Havens, Jefferson Airplane and many others. This concert will be held in conjunction with the BAS and will be held at Agriculture Park during the Bayfield Community Fair.
Members of the band include Grant Heywood, drums, guitar, congas and vocals; Cheryl Lescom, vocals, percussion; Marc Shickluna, bass; Rick Taylor, guitar, congas, harmonica, and vocals; Steve Toman, guitar and vocals; Chuckee Zehr, keys, vocals and Musical Director. The gates for this show will open at 7 p.m. with the concert following at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Refreshments will be available at the BAS Beer Tent plus there will be a food truck on site for those who get the munchies.
Best of all, now people can purchase tickets online at no additional cost! Visit www.bayfieldtownhall.com and select “purchase tickets” from the Events menu at the top of the page. Select the desired event, select the number of tickets and then ‘check out’. The email confirmation acts as the ticket and should be brought to the concert as proof of purchase.
On Sunday, Aug. 18, take a seat at the Bayfield Town Hall to view “Woodstock The Movie”, the Oscar-winning documentary which captured the essence of the music, the electricity of the performances and the experiences of those who were there 50 years ago. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free but donations to the Bayfield Town Hall would be appreciated.
Summer is in full swing, and Huron County’s fields and gardens are once again producing gorgeous fresh foods. Saskatoon berries, raspberries and red currants are all in season and can be found at Bayfield Berry Farm’s stall. Tomatoes, broccoli and sugar snap peas are available at Firmly Rooted Farm, along with their usual wide variety of beautiful organic fresh greens and vegetables.
New to the market this year is Lana’s Foods. Vendors Andriy and Svitlana Belichenko offer European style homemade foods such as cabbage rolls, perogies and meat crepes, fully cooked and ready to take home. They’ll even heat them on site for customers to enjoy in the park. Their stall is located right beside Shopbike Coffee’s stall.
Live music by Tom Taylor will be featured at the market on July 19.
The Bayfield Farmers’ Market runs every Friday, 3-7 p.m., in Clan Gregor Square, from now until Thanksgiving weekend.
There will be some important topics open for discussion at the next Councilor’s Corner to be held at the Bayfield Community Centre on July 18.
These topics will include: Sewage capacity, potential options, costs and expected/ potential growth of the village; South Tuyll St. beach access update; and a speed reduction strategy.
Bayfield Ward Councilor Bill Whetstone welcomes all area citizens to join in these monthly sessions starting at 7 p.m.
Fireworks at Park
Celebrate the Civic Holiday Weekend with the Friends of Bayfield and the Friend of Pioneer Park as they host a Fireworks Display on the evening of Aug. 4.
The fireworks will be launched from the South Pier at 9 p.m. so Pioneer Park will be an excellent vantage point from which to watch the spectacle. Also, that evening, starting at 7 p.m., special music will be provided and an opportunity to Paint the Sunset with Robin will be offered. People are encouraged to pack a picnic and make a full night of it!
glass art for hospice
Art by Roberta Stemp. (Submitted photo)
In support of Huron Hospice, Bayfield artist Roberta Stemp has graciously donated a wonderful handmade glass on glass mosaic, which will be on display at the Bayfield Public Library during the month of July.
Anyone interested in taking this beautiful piece of art home, is invited to participate in the silent auction, being held at the library during this same time period.
The silent auction will close on July 31 at 2 p.m., during which time the highest bidder will be contacted.
The piece measures 15 ¾” x 15 ¼” and is mounted on a vintage window frame.
All proceeds will be donated to the Huron Hospice in Clinton.
TAKE 3 & COMPANY
Take 3 & Company (Submitted photo)
An award-wining vocal Jazz ensemble from London, ON will be performing at the Bayfield Town Hall on July 27.
“Take 3 & Company” will be performing songs from Burt Bacharach and Sergio Mendes including: Bacharach songs such as “Walk On By”, “You’ll Never Get To Heaven”, “Alfie”, and Sergio Mendes’ “Mas Que Nada”, “The Look of Love”, and “Fool On The Hill”.
The town hall doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Now people can purchase Bayfield Town Hall events tickets online at no additional cost as there is no surcharge to buy online! Visit www.bayfieldtownhall.com and select “purchase tickets” from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. This page will display images of all of the great Town Hall Events for the season.
To purchase tickets, click on the desired event and select “add to cart”, then select the number of tickets and “check out”. At “check out” simply include an email address, and provide credit card information including, name and address. The Town Hall will send a confirmation to the email address. The email confirmation acts as the ticket and should be brought to the concert as proof of purchase or present the confirmation on a mobile phone.
Anyone who would prefer to pick up their tickets, should call 519 565-5788 and Press ‘1’ for ticket sales or call Patricia Baker, 519 955-1456 or Mark Edmunds, 519 521-2994.
Bayfield Fair Prizes
Those folks responsible for the prizes at the Bayfield Community Fair are quite excite to announce a late addition.
“We've had an anonymous donor contribute $500 toward special crop prizes this year,” announced Jillianne Reinseth, representing the Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS).
The prizes are in the soybean and wheat categories with 1st prizes earning $150 each plus a special non-GMO soybean category will fetch $200.
“There aren't many farmers anymore using non-GMO seeds so our anonymous sponsor wants to reward them,” said Reinseth.
The beans and wheat can be from this year's or last year’s crop and are to be shown in one quart jars with three seed head stalks attached to the jar (ripe or immature).
The entrants can get more information on the BAS website at Bayfieldfair.ca.
Michael's Pharmasave will be hosting “The Dreamboats” in concert as a fundraiser for the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation. The guys will be returning to the county this year to perform in the Libro Hall at the Central Huron Community Complex in Clinton on Wednesday, Aug. 21. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
“The Dreamboats” will be returning to the county this year to perform in the Libro Hall at the Central Huron Community Complex in Clinton on Wednesday, Aug. 21.
Area residents may be familiar with this amazing, high energy Rock N’ Roll group as they performed at the Bayfield Town Hall the previous two summers. Both concerts were sell-out events!
This time around, Michael’s Pharmasave is hosting this concert in support of the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now for $45.
The Dreamboats hail from Mississauga, where they were recently presented with the MARTY Award for Best Established Music Group from the Mississauga Arts Council. In keeping with the era in which they have musically immersed themselves, the majority go by stage names: Sir Ritchie Hummins, lead vocals, guitar; Fliggers B. Lewis, lead vocals, bass guitar; Matt Best, lead guitar, vocals; and Johnny G. Wiz, drums and vocals.
The Dreamboats specialize in cover music from 1955-65 but also write and perform their own music created in the style of these early decades. These high energy musicians delight audiences with great toe tappin’, hand clappin’, sing-a-long tunes touching on many of the era’s favorites including, Roy Orbinson, The Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Elvis, and, of course, The Beatles.
For tickets visit anyone of the three Michael’s Pharmasave locations or call: Bayfield, 519 565-4454; Goderich, 519 524-2242; or Clinton, 519 482-5037.
Seeds Rooted in Youth
Janneke Vorsteveld, the educator behind “Seeds Rooted in Youth” will be holding two summer camp programs during August using Bayfield as home base.
Eight to 12-year-olds can camp Aug. 5-10. Youth aged 10-12 years, or those who have taken part in a past program, are eligible for the final camp of the season, Aug. 19-23.
According to Vorsteveld, “The programs are all outdoors for youth with varying locations around the Bayfield region. There will be lots of outdoor skills learned and field trips to different community businesses to learn from them, along with varying guests to come and teach the youth.”
The camps cost $250 for the week and includes all food, camping gear and a t-shirt.
To learn more visit: https://seedsrooted.org/summer-programs-2019